Last week, my husband found some whipping cream for a price that was too good to miss, and expressed his wish for some special dessert. Well, you can probably guess that few things gladden my heart like making a fancy cake. I tried a new recipe for a mousse cake, which came out simply superb. My husband told me, without exaggeration, that this is the best mousse cake he ever tasted.
The original recipe (alas, in Hebrew) can be found here. I made a few alterations and simplifications, which I include in the version I'm posting here.
For the foundation, I took:
100 gr soft butter
3 eggs, whites separated from the yolks
1\4 cup sugar
100 gr melted dark chocolate
Approx. 1\2 cup grated nuts (I used walnuts)
Beat egg whites with sugar until you get firm peaks. Blend together egg yolks, butter, and melted chocolate. Mix together with the egg whites and add grated nuts. Bake at medium heat for approx. 20 minutes.
Then I prepared the mousse:
Take about 2 cups of whipping cream (I used a bit less)
3-4 tbsp. of halva spread (if halva spread isn't common where you live, almond butter can be used).
About 3 tbsp. of instant pudding mix of your preferred flavor
Mix, blend and whip it all together until you get a light, delicious cream.
Pour cream over the foundation and decorate with chopped nuts, grated chocolate, or whatever your heart desires.
Freeze overnight and serve straight from the freezer.
As it's a very rich dessert, it should be enjoyed in small portions. If you have the willpower to resist demolishing it all in one go.